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Muskegon Area Opiate Task Force

Who We Are

It was clear that Muskegon was in the midst of an opiate crisis, and it was time to bring together key leaders in the community to discover ways to combat this problem. The Opiate Task force has been meeting for about three years and the participants continue to expand. The Task Force work plan includes providing educational opportunities for the community, expanding services to combat the opiate crisis, and reducing stigma.

Purpose

The Task Force has six goals of focus

  • Raise community awareness about the risks of opioid prescriptions
  • Advocate for alternative methods of pain management with physicians and insurance companies
  • Educate the community on recognizing overdose risk factors and reversal options
  • Increase Evidenced Based Programs for SUD Treatment options in Muskegon county
  • Continued support of prescription drug take back days
  • Keeping an eye on the risking problem of Methamphetamines and other emerging drugs in our community and be proactive in increasing awareness
Coalition Members From Stakeholder Groups
  • The Red Project
  • HealthWest
  • Mercy Health
  • The Health Project
  • Cherry Health (Muskegon Recovery Center)
  • The Lakeshore Regional Entity
  • Family Outreach Center
  • Spectrum Health
  • Catholic Charities
  • Muskegon County Cooperating Churches
  • Muskegon Family Care
  • Hackley Community Care
  • Wedgwood Christian Services
  • KPEP
  • Muskegon District Dental Society
  • Muskegon Public Health
  • Fresh Coast Alliance/ACAC
  • Arbor Circle
  • Eastside Outpatient Services
  • Norton Shores Police Department
  • WEMET (West Michigan Enforcement Team)
  • Michigan State Police
Contact

Want to get involved? We want to hear from you!

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